Is My Tiger Barb Male Or Female?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by ColinGreen1985, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. ColinGreen1985

    ColinGreen1985New MemberMember

    I was reading that male tiger barbs have a red nose and a red stripe on the top fin and females are slightly larger. Is that true???
    If it is then how would i tell the sex of an albino tiger barb? I would imagine the red nose and stripe on the fin would not show because its albino ? Or would it?
  2. NavigatorBlack

    NavigatorBlackFishlore VIPMember

    Look down from above - wider bodies are female.
  3. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Albino does not remove red pigment, only black. So the red will still be there.
  4. OP

    ColinGreen1985New MemberMember

    I do think looking down from above, the albino seems slightly bigger.
    Although i did look closer and "yes" i do see the red pigment . It's just allot more pale than the other tiger barbs. Thank you both for the info.